In August 2015, I travelled up to Edinburgh for the preview and opening of Fine Lines – the special Festival Exhibition from 6th August-5th September at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh. I was asked to create a collection of pieces exclusively for this special exhibition, as a solo showcase of my work.
Having worked on a new collection of 9 pieces over a period of 18 months, it was a wonderful feeling of achievement to finally walk into The Scottish Gallery and see the final work, which had been the source of much worry, sweat, blood and tears (literally). The pieces in the collection are pictured below, taken on a sunny afternoon in my workshop. I’ve also included the cover and relevant catalogue pages from the show – designed and printed by The Scottish Gallery.
I must say it was a journey of strength, stamina and endurance to produce a collection of work which continuously stretched me physically, mentally and emotionally, however it was down to the great help and support of family and friends that I had all the resources I needed to reach the finishing line. Thank you also to Christina Yansen and superbly organised Kirsty Sumerling for their assistance with the exhibition, hosting it, and for choosing me to take part.
The exhibition page on The Scottish Gallery website has now been closed but you can still buy the catalogue from their publications page. See the finished pieces in the gallery or explore some of the initial inspirations behind the pieces of the Fine Lines collection.